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Bernard Challandes explained to reporters his game plan ahead of Tuesday night

Kosovo’s coach goes on bizarre rant in pre-England press conference as he explains how to perfect ‘crazy game’

  • Kosovo sit second in Group A heading into Tuesday night’s game at St Mary’s
  • Bernard Challandes explained to reporters his plans to ‘disturb’ England
  • The 68-year-old said that the ‘crazy game’ is about mentality and effort
  • England host Kosovo on Tuesday in their Euro 2020 qualifying group  
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Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes went on a bizarre rant ahead of his side’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Tueday.

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The minnows will be looking to extend an impressive run of form when they arrive at the St Mary’s stadium.

And, despite being heavy underdogs when they take on Gareth Southgate’s men, the Southeastern Europe side will certainly put up a fight when the pair meet. 

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Bernard Challandes explained to reporters his game plan ahead of Tuesday night's game

Bernard Challandes explained to reporters his game plan ahead of Tuesday night’s game 

The minnows will be looking to extend an impressive run of form at the St Mary's stadium
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The minnows will be looking to extend an impressive run of form at the St Mary's stadium

The minnows will be looking to extend an impressive run of form at the St Mary’s stadium

During an explosive press conference, Challandes explained to reporters his interpretation of the ‘crazy game’. 

Challandes has said his side’s success will come down to effort and attitude, rather than employing a sophisticated tactical plan to throw their opponents. 

Throwing his arms wildly to demonstrate, the 68-year-old said: ‘In a crazy game it’s: “Go! Return! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!” 

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‘It’s not a tactic. Perhaps it is not the right run but it’s all here. I want to win the ball. I want to disturb. 

‘Perhaps you lose the ball and we score because with gegenpressing it is a possibility. It’s not only about defending, it’s also about preparation for a goal.’

Judging by Challendes’ enthusiasm, England will have to be on top of their game to dampen the spirits of a Kosovan side who have gone 15 games unbeaten leading into tomorrow night’s game. 

An England win will take the World Cup semi finalists to four wins out of four and leave them sitting pretty at the top of Group A.